from success to meaning

For successful past CEOs who have moved through succession and have now transitioned from a role in business and are seeking a new meaning in their life.


You had a successful career as a CEO – as a Director, Managing Director, Partner, General Manager or the Owner – and passed the role onto another. You took a back seat in the business as Chairman or Director and now perhaps you have even moved away from that role.


Harvey Martin is the founder of encore, an idea that had been in his mind for quite a few years. After successful CEO roles, Harvey moved into some consulting and Board positions while establishing himself as an insightful and creative coach and mentor to CEOs.


To find out more information about encore and how you could become involved, please contact Harvey Martin. Via phone on 0408 314 340 or go to our contact page and fill out the quick inquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over.  Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the centre. Kurt Vonnegut

What lies behind encore

We are driven by our sense of identity, of who we are. Previously when asked about yourself, you may well have described yourself regarding your work and: ‘I work for AB Corporation.’ When we leave the CEO role, we experience some loss of relationships and feelings of being outside the company with which we have identified ourselves for so long.

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Forming, Storming, Norming

You probably remember from your CEO days reading or hearing about Bruce Tuckman who back in the 60’s came up with a concept for team development. With apologies to Bruce and a considerable dose of “poetic licence,” I thought of using his structure to sketch the possible stages of your working life and the basis for encore.

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What has sporting parlance got to do with it?

One of the earlier themes I thought of for encore was “three-quarter time” or the “last quarter” of your working life.

Three-quarter time is a critical moment in a sporting sense when you must prepare well to ensure the last quarter is even more successful than the previous quarters – especially now you are the prime beneficiary of the effort.

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